Socrates: The Middle Way and the Difficulty of Living with Moderation in Western Society

I sometimes begin a piece and abandon it, or pick it up later. This piece was begun several months, but today I “tuned in ” to flesh it out.  The essence of Buddhism is thought to be The Middle Way where the opposing extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial are brought to…

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What’s on the Menu?

My daughter was fired from her job today. She was in shock and crying when she called to give me the news, and as she told me what happened,  I was struck by the fact that it was exactly what she wanted.  I have an analogy I use when discussing the ideas of manifesting…

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Are You Blocking Your Desires?

I talk a lot about getting what you want by simply wanting it.  When people question me, because they haven’t reaped the rewards of their desirous thoughts, I asked them one thing.  “Are you grateful for your current situation?”  Oftentimes, the answers is, “Well, no.  That’s why I want something…

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